CAPACITY - Food Supply Chain

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION MODELS AND CERTIFICATION TOOLS IN CHINESE FOOD SUPPLY CHAINS (CAPACITY)

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The food industry represents nowadays a crucial motor for the development of the local economy and society, and as industrial process; it reports serious impacts that threaten its sustainability as the food sector entails important environmental impacts (water consumption; emission of high organic strength liquids to water and energy consumption).

The project seeks to contribute to the adoption of sustainable production practices in the food sector in Sichuan, Henan and Qinghai Provinces in China by fostering of the capacities of the food sector. Moreover, the project aims to contribute to the promotion of sustainable consumption by helping and encouraging consumers in making informed choices of sustainable and eco-efficient produced foodstuffs.

The project will work on an integrated approach by considering both production and consumption aspects by: (1) Helping food SMEs to improve the efficiency, environmental performance, CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) of their processes and to enhance the visibility, exportability and market penetration of their products to national and international markets (2) Helping and encouraging consumers in choosing sustainable and eco-efficient products and (3) Training up local services providers as expert trainers/consultants to ensure the replication ofsuccessful approaches and methodologies, contributing to the further sustainability of the project's results.

Duration: 4/2013 - 3/2016

Total budget: EUR 1,563,635.76 (EU Contribution: 80%)

Contact

Jokin Garatea
GAIA (Association of Industries for Electronic and Information Technologies in the Basque Country)
C/ Portuetxe, 14. 1º . 20018. Donostia-San
Spain

garatea@gaia.es

Association of Industries for Electronic and Information Technologies in the Basque Country (GAIA) Association of Industries for Electronic and Information Technologies in the Basque Country (GAIA)
Institute of Quality Standard and Testing Technology for Agro-Products (IQSTAP), Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences Institute of Quality Standard and Testing Technology for Agro-Products (IQSTAP), Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
IQSTAP plays a role in defining the Sustainable Standard guidelines, developing a Certification Scheme and new eco/sustainable label.
China Society of Commodity Science (CSCS) China Society of Commodity Science (CSCS)
CSCS plays a role in the evaluation of the consumer point of view on the sustainable products, sustainability practices and eco-labels.
China General Chamber of Commerce (CGCC) China General Chamber of Commerce (CGCC)
CGCC plays a role in the selection of SMEs that will participate in Voluntary Auditing Programme and Certification Process. Its key participation is in the replication of project results.
Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST) Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST)
CIFST is responsible for gathering information on the Best SCP Practices in the area of food processing sustainability and for analysing end users’ requirements.
China Meat Association (CMA) China Meat Association (CMA)
CMA’s main role is in the analysis and implementation of end users’ needs in the methodologies implemented. It also contributes in the selection, training and assistance of the Food SMEs.
CAPACITY / Food Supply Chain Project CAPACITY / Food Supply Chain Project
The project impact sheet provides a brief information on the project's challenges, activities, scaling up strategies and results. The "CAPACITY / Food Supply Chain" project has created several impacts.

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